Hark! Listen to the Trumpeters

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "They look like men (x3) of war; Armed and dressed in uniform, They look like men of war." Verses: "Trumpeters... call for volunteers" Officers enlist men to march to Canaan. The singer will enlist. "We need no cowards." Jesus is the general
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1844 (c. 1830?) (Camp-Meeting Chorister)
KEYWORDS: army recruiting war freedom nonballad religious soldier
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Dett, pp. 180-181, "They Look Like Men of War (The Enlisted Soldiers)" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 145 in the 1901 edition)
ADDITIONAL: Camp-Meeting Chorister (Philadelphia: W.A. Leary, 1844 (also c.1830) ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), #108 pp. 102-103, ("Hark! Listen to the Trumpeters")
Zion's Praises (Lamont: Herald Publishing House, 1903 ("Digitized by Internet Archive"), #181, "Listen to the Trumpeters"
William Booth, Salvation Army Songs (London: The Salvation Army Book Department, 1911 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), #532 p. 374, ("Hark! listen to the trumpeters")

Roud #15230
NOTES: Dett restates the note from 1901, by S. C. Armstrong, who -- "while recruiting and drilling the 9th Regiment, U.S. Colored troops at Benedict, Maryland, in the winter of 1863-1864" -- recalls hearing this hymn sung by "nearly a thousand black soldiers." Only Dett has the chorus. - BS
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